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Southern Pacific Steam in the 1950s Train Video

Southern Pacific Steam in the 1950s Train Video C Vision Productions SP50
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C. Vision Productions presents the Southern Pacific Steam in the 1950's in the San Joaquin Valley of California from the films of Doctor Wayland Paul Matt. Doctor Matt was a railroad doctor for both the Santa Fe and Southern Pacific in Bakersfield California during the 1950's and 60's. This gave him the opportunity to photograph many steam locomotives in the west.

This spectacular footage includes many of S.P.'s steamers including Cab Forwards, GS-4's, Baldwin F-4's, F-5's, C-9's, SP built 'Mountain' MT-4's, Baldwin narrow gauge 4-6-0 number 18 and much more!

You will see these great steam locomotives in charge of both passenger and freight trains in the San Joaquin Valley of California with many shots pacing trains on Highway 99 near Bakersfield. We also visit Tehachapi Loop and great action from the yard in Bakersfield. Also included is the narrow gauge line in the Owens Valley with ex-Nevada California Oregon Baldwin number 18! We even see workers transferring ties from a standard gauge car to a narrow gauge car in Owenyo.

Take yourself back to the final years of steam operations on the Southern Pacific. Great memories are captured in Southern Pacific Steam in the 1950's!

Running Time 63 minutes
Color/Silent Films with Narration and Music, Music on/off Feature
2013, C. Vision Productions


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DVD Item#:SP50
Runtime:1 Hour, 03 Mins
Producer:C Vision Productions
Aspect Ratio:Full Screen
Shrink Wrapped?:No, but security sealed
Disc Type:DVD
Region Code:0 Worldwide NTSC

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  •  4 of 5


Thank god their were people like Doctor Wayland Paul Matt, who were out filming all the train action with those trusty 8mm cameras as we would have been the poorer for missing those great shots of SP Steam before it disappeared for ever. I really enjoyed the his placing shots, especially the cab forwards. A must for any steam fan.

Additional remarks by Rex Mayall:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Yes.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Yes.

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  •  4 of 5


Very entertaining video with considerable unique content. Lots of footage of locomotives and places I've not seen before (and I've seen PLENTY of SP steam videos). Daylights and cab-aheads are present, of course, but for a change, there's a nice emphasis on the SP Mountains, 2-10-2s and smaller locomotives! Also a treat to see GS-4s in solid black livery. Good quality footage for its time.

Additional remarks by L. W .Shell:
Narration: Just enough.
Would kids enjoy this? Maybe.
Image quality: Good.
DVD Value: Good Value
Recommend to others? Definitely.

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